Friday, November 16, 2012

Blog hopping for a handmade holiday!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3-day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! 

Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com

Earn extra entries by following our G&P blog and Facebook Pageand for sharing about the Hop. Become a Follower of this blog, or register for our email updates, like our Facebook Page, and leave us a comment to let us know how you're enjoying this 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.

Linda here, and for my role in the Handmade Hop I created this little mini book and altered tin box to store it in - the perfect little spot to record this year's memories!
I started out by measuring the sides, front and back of my tin and cut my Authentique Paper (it's all from the Festive line) to fit. I used a Tombow No.N57 marker from the Grunge set to color the white edges before running all pieces through a Xyron 5" Creative Station. Then all papers are adhered to the tin.

A scallop border strip punched from Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch using Lacy Doubles is attached to the front with Tombow Liquid Glue for a little added color and dimension. A Merry Christmas sticker from the Festive line is used behind the Ornate Plate. A Piccolo Flourish is coated with Glastique Gloss Finish. After drying, I added a coat of Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel and let it dry. When it was dry I sponged over it with Mars Black 3D Enamel Gel to achieve an aged look to match the ornate plate - I think it matches perfectly! What do you think? Then I wrapped it with a bit of Maraschino Twine from The Twinery.

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The poinsettia is also a Piccolo dimensional piece that I brushed with Glastique Gloss Finish and sprinkled the leaves with green glitter and the flower portion with red glitter then added three very small dots of Liquid Glue and sprinkled with the mini gold beads. The book cover utilizes two medallions to add dimension and I added another sticker from the Authentique Festive sticker sheet along with the three little word banners.

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The inner pages of the mini book are simply created from a couple sheets of cream cardstock cut to 3-inches by 5-inches and decorated with scrap papers and stickers from the Authentique Festive line. Again, all paper edges are finished off with the Tombow marker No. 57 to cover the white edges. I used a piece of chipboard for the front and back covers and covered them with more of the Festive line of papers. The book is bound with the Zutter Bind-it-All and 5/8-inch black wires.

If you enjoyed this little gift idea, you'll absolutely love the other projects you'll see on this Hop!

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Nov 16
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!


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109 comments:

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Great prize pack!! Love the project Linda!!!!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous project and great prize - Thank you for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this project! I'm a big fan of minis and I love that it has a little case too!

Bea said...

Love the lunch box and matching mini book - it is a great present idea -

Tracey said...

Love this set! Gorgeous work!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the mini book! The decorated tin would be great for delivering cookies! Thanks for sharing!

Gisy Angel said...

Beautiful!!

Brenda said...

So very gorgeous! I recently saw a bunch of these tins at a estate sale. I wish I would have picked up a few.

GeorgiaC said...

Oh oh oh. I love these ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Love these!

Sandy said...

Oh, cute!

Mae said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Brenda said...

Beautiful work !

PamSpradlin said...

This project is gorgeous. The mini-book with the container would be a perfect gift for documenting a special occasion. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane S. said...

I am a follower already on FB and I shared too!

Pam said...

What a cute idea ! Became a FB fan and a blog follower. Commented on your FB page also. This hop is so much fun !

Kim said...

Fantastic project!!I would love to get this- and it's a gift you could change up and use for other occasions. Thank you!!

Queen B said...

Very awesome! I love when a mini book has a little matching storage item - so cute!

Mare said...

Love your project. I like you on FB

Megan Aaron said...

this is gorgeous!

Beth Hillier said...

Awesome project!!!!!

remonstrance said...

LOVELY PROJECT <3 IT!!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are beautiful! This is a wonderful hop!
Thank you!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Great project

Jessica Strider said...

Beautiful book and box set. I love the papers you used. :)

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

beautiful project...great details. love it!

Jennie Garcia said...

Gorgeous Projects!! I LOVE them!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

Great prize and adorable project!!

Lisa Torres said...

Lovely tin and mini album. It would be great for a Dec. Daily!

tami sanders said...

pretty set! who wouldn't like to receive it!

tami sanders * clearsnap blog hostess/DT

Laura Bouquet said...

I love that tin, and what a wonderful way to makeover a child's lunch box...I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing!

Scrap2day said...

Wow..the lunch box is awesome! I would love to make one of these! I am now following your blog and facebook. I also signed up to follow you on pinterest. You had such cute things on there!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea for your keepsakes. I love it.

Lisa Tuorto said...

I'm following the blog via email!

Lisa Tuorto said...

I'm already a follower on FB! :-)

Lisa Tuorto said...

I'm loving all the ideas on the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!! Thx!!

Barbara Pitts said...

Combining a mini-album with Festive was inspiring. I love this paper line - created a holiday bird house with it recently. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

silvia said...

Great box and mini!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful gift idea! The tin and mini are gorgeous!

Julie S. said...

So pretty . TFS .

C.Good said...

Fatastic idea . . . totally love it.

Lezlye said...

Beautiful Projects, loving this hop!

Katie Marie said...

had never visited this site before, but love the ideas!!! so pretty for the holidays! Thx for the chance to win!!

Tona said...

What fantastic projects!

Leslie said...

Great project! I'm really enjoying this HOP!

Kim H said...

Im a new blog follower.

Kim H said...

Im already a FB liker.
PaperCraftingAddict Scrapper.

Sue Lui said...

Beautiful project and just perfect as a Christmas gift.

Kim H said...

wonderful altered tin and mini. thank you for sharing them and sponsoring the hop.

Katie R. said...

I want to try making minis so bad and yours are so cute.

Sue D said...

Great gift idea--love that it fits in the tin. I am enjoying the hop!

Sue D said...

I am a blog follower.

Camerageek said...

I love the medallion on the front cover.

Camerageek said...

Liked you on FB

Camerageek said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Mulberry Mindy said...

What a great gift idea! The little lunch box and mini book would be a great gift any time of the year. And with such beautiful paper, looks elegant all year round.
I signed up to follow your blog via email, and "like" you on FB. Happy Holidays.

{Jennie} said...

This is a beautiful project, thanks for sharing it!

Nat Laney said...

Wonderful projects for myself and gifts

CathyinMN said...

I really like this altered tin and mini album -- they would make wonderful gifts! TFS!

CathyinMN said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

CathyinMN said...

I liked you on FB.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Loved the altered tin and mini. What a great gift idea. TFS

Pam said...

This is a beautiful mini & tin. Great idea!

Pam said...

I liked you & left a comment on FB.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Beautiful altered tin! I love the mini, best page is the banner one.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Subscribing to the blog!

Trena said...

Liked / commented on facebook / enjoying this bloghop

Teresa said...

Love the HOP! Great projects! like you on FB and signed up for emails

Ah Yen said...

Good ideas.

Drifty Wright said...

I love all things mini--especially containers--and this little tin and album are perfect!! Will make great gifts and can be created to match the personality and likes of the recipient!! Thank You for the inspiration!! Merry Christmas

Katina said...

The mini and tin are really cute and have lots of texture and detail from all the little elements you've used. Love them!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful album & tin - love the colours and dimension!!!
It is great to have the tin to protect the album as it is so easy for them to be damaged over time, this way you can have it out on display and enjoy it all year through :)

Mandy said...

Wow what a gorgeous project!

mitz said...

...this idea is a W O W !!... So beautiful..

Judith said...

So cool!!!! Great idea!!!!

jenscreationstation said...

I really like this! Thanks for sharing!

Divinity said...

this is soooooooooo pretty!!!

Barbara F said...

Great idea! I want to make this!!

Regina Hamilton said...

This is a great idea. I never thought of using the tin as mini album holder.

Phyllis M. said...

I so love your little decorated tin holder with the little mini album. It is so pretty and such a great idea too. Thanks so much for sharing it. I would love to try this.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous project!! I love the mini and tin holder!! So fabulous!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Nancy S said...

What beautiful projects! I love Authentique papers and how you used the tin.

Jean Bullock said...

Love what you did for the Altered Tin box. Very well done.

Jean Bullock said...

Love what you did for the Altered Tin Box. Very well done

Fiskateer Jean#8889 AKA giveawayjean

JLJ Designs said...

I love the sweet little tin.

BethW said...

This is so sweet!All the little details make is visually delightful.

Diana said...

I am going to have to try this one for sure!

butterfly said...

Glorious project with these beautiful papers - all the detailing is just lovely... those embellishments on the front of the album and the tin - wow!
Alison x

Dawn Cox said...

wow! your work is AHMAZING! love it! thanks for the chance to win!

Holly said...

Love all the gorgeous details on this fabulous project!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Your designs are so sparkling! I love them so much. TFS Linda...you are so amazing!
Hugs,
Asmah

Christina Edmondson said...

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Amanda said...

Luv the mini & altered tin 2 keep it in:) Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Suzi said...

I have two of these tins and now I'm finding great things to do with them! TFS!

contadinak said...

beautiful album and i love the tin - the silver looks fab with these patterned papers.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenn Zeeb said...

Very much enjoying this hop, thank you

Debc06 said...

Wow Lovely project perfect for my niece and granddaughter.
Thanks

Nikki said...

Love the lunch box with matching book so KEWL!!!

Margie said...

I love this idea-great tin and mini!

Becky Dunham said...

What a gorgeous little tin and album! I love making albums and have a bunch of tins just waiting to be decorated! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win this amazing prize package!

HelenM said...

i love the mini book and altered tin

Ruth said...

The colors of this project are wonderful.

Michele from MS said...

I love that you created a keepsake tin to protect your mini album! The ornamental elements on the front are just perfect...not too overpowering and the red and green flower is just beautiful! New follower #117!! TFS

Debbie said...

i loved this little tin and mini great detail thanks
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lynda said...

I have a metal tin that I could use - thanks for the inspiration! Love the look!

Villa Erikson said...

Linda that's amazing!

linda-neff.com said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments! We're so glad you are all enjoying the Hop and all the creative projects. We appreciate that you dropped by and left us a comment.